zondag 28 december 2008


On this cold but sunny sunday I had tea with a friend in the horticultural garden of Amsterdam and I visited the sister of my mother in law who lives in a small but charming appartement in an old monumental building that has a lot of character. My mother in law, Nora, and her sister Vicky both have an eye for beautiful things and home decoration. It's always a treat to drink a cup of tea in their nice homes.

zaterdag 27 december 2008


My daughter Emma, still in Argentina, is visiting the Iguazu waterfalls on the border with Brazil. She's going places!! And so am I, virtually, thanks to Sir David Attenborough,love him, and You Tube. Enjoy!


Richard Avedon - Photographs 1946 – 200413 februari t/m 13 mei 2009

This first retrospectif of Richard Avedon is unique for several reasons.This exibition is shown on just six locations worldwide. After Kopenhagen, Milan, Paris en Berlin, Amsterdam is the last location in Europe where you can see this exibition. FOAM offers you the possibility to see this amount of photos of one of the most important American photographers of the last century. Also Avedon wrote in his will that after his death no more prints of his negatives can be made. This means that there is a limited amount of his work available. Only prints that were made during his life and selected by himself can be seen. Working together closely with the Richard Avedon Foundation, it was possible to show this unique collection to the public.

vrijdag 19 december 2008

zaterdag 6 december 2008


Seasonsgreetings from Holland go into an envelop with a special stamp. Every year a designer/illustrator has the honour of designing these Christmasstamps. This year it was Jet van der Horst.

Beautiful pictures
take a look at the jumping roe deer,
my favourite